Siberian Customs Administration

Customs officers cracked down on an organized crime group smuggling illicit substances from Asia

Published: May 23, 2024 10:31

Officers of the Novosibirsk and Siberian operative customs have suppressed the activities of an organized crime group that organized a channel for smuggling potent substances from Asia for the manufacture of illegal preparations of so-called sports nutrition. 12 kg of pills, powders and liquids, as well as equipment for their processing were seized from the illegal turnover

In the framework of operational and investigative measures organized by customs officers together with the FSSB of Russia in the Novosibirsk region and the Transport Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia in the SFD, it was established that three Russians set up a clandestine laboratory in a city apartment in Novosibirsk. After receiving prohibited components by mail, they manufactured potent drugs in an artisanal way, packed them up and labeled them with their own brand names. The products were sold through online stores and private couriers throughout Russia

Criminal cases have been opened against the suspects under part 3 of article 226.1 and part 3 of article 234 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (smuggling and illegal trafficking of potent substances for the purpose of sale on a large scale). The fraudsters have been taken into custody. The investigation is continuing

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